Leaves golden and red. A New York fall is among us. Chill to the air and inevitably the snow will be coming soon. Rushing to stores for turkey and stuffing, then rushing to the store for last minute gifts for loved ones. The red and gold leaves change to red and gold Christmas ornaments. The colors of fall and the colors of winter.
Holidays in New York are unlike any other anywhere. Snow blowing, chilly air, hustling, bustling, rushing, racing. Decorating for Christmas on Thanksgiving night, playing music, eating leftover turkey while baking cookies. The movie 'Elf' on in the background. Warm pajamas at night and hot chocolate in the mornings. Sale signs everywhere at stores, lighted reindeer outside people's houses. We take special trips around town to see the most fabulous displays of lights and decorations. This never changes, even though the years have made us older. We love to feel like children on Thanksgiving on Christmas. Leaves change to colors of red and gold, changing to shiny bulbs come the end of November, then we're almost to the New Year.